Squid & Octopus

  • Squid & Octopus

    Salt & Pepper Squid

    If you don’t mind your kitchen cooktop getting oily, deep-frying is the best way to cook Salt & Pepper Squid. I have tried oven-baking method, but deep-frying is better. And it is not too hard or scary to cook that way. Many people use Wheat Flour for coating, but my choice is definitely Rice Flour. …

  • Squid & Octopus Takikomigohan

    Squid Takikomigohan

    This is a super simple Takikomigohan that you can try when you have fresh Squid. I use Dashi Stock to cook it, but you can cook with Water because Umami and lovely flavour should come out from fresh Squid. A little bit of Sesame Oil can add an extra flavour. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 …

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    Sir-fried Squid & Lemon

    Fresh whole Squids are hard to find where I live, but Frozen Squid Tubes are widely available from many shops, and they are inexpensive. Just thaw them, cut into rings, and stir-fry. Anyone can do that. Here is a super easy recipe for you to try. You only need a frying pan, and no special …

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Squid ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    ‘Isobe’ means ‘Rocky Beachside’ in Japanese, and ‘Isobe-age’ is a type of Tempura made with the batter with a flavour of sea. Most commonly ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) is added to the batter. Finely crumbled Nori, Hijiki, Wakame, or other Seaweed can be used. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150gSalt & …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon) and you may interested in my fried rice dish ‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice. I stir-fried Squid, that is marinated in Miso sauce, with Kimchi and Takuan. If you love Kimchi and Takuan, this dish is irresistible. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150g1 tablespoon Miso …

  • Squid & Octopus Tempura

    Saki-ika (Shredded Dried Squid) Tempura

    Dried Squid is a popular food in Japan. ‘Saki-ika’ is already shredded Dried Squid and it is often seasoned. ‘Saki-ika’ is delicious as it is, but today I made it into Tempura. It is perfect for drinking. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 20g ‘Saki-ika’ (Shredded Dried Squid)1 & 1/2 tablespoons Plain Flour1/2 tablespoon Potato Starch Flour2 …

  • Squid & Octopus Takikomigohan

    Curry Flavoured Squid Sloppy Rice

    This is another Italian Risotto inspired sloppy rice dish. I cook it in the rice cooker but you can cook in the traditional Risotto way with extra stock. If your rice cooker has ‘Quick Cook’ setting, use it, so that the Rice would be cooked ‘al dente’. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Oil OR …

  • Egg Okonomiyaki Squid & Octopus

    Rice Cooker Squid Savoury Cake

    When I was craving ‘Takoyaki’, the famous ball-shaped Japanese savoury snack, I invented this dish. Octopus is the key ingredient to make ‘Takoyaki’ but Octopus is hard to find where I live. I often use Squid. Then, using the same ingredients, I created this savoury cake mixture. I cooked it in the rice cooker because …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    I keep a bag of frozen Squid Rings in my freezer, simply because I like Squid. Using them, this rice bowl dish can be prepared very quickly. I try to add a lot of vegetables. It’s a very satisfying and nutritious meal. Makes 1 Servings Ingredients 100g Squid Rings1/4 Onion *thinly sliced1 to 2 Cabbage …

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    Crumb-less Calamari Rings

    ‘Calamari (Squid) Rings’ are not difficult to make at home, but most people would not bother making them from scratch. How about this Calamari Rings without breads crumbs? Salt & Pepper the Calamari Rings, dust with Flour, dip in the whisked Egg, and fry. It is almost same as Tempura. Much easier than you think. …

  • Okonomiyaki Squid & Octopus

    ‘Ikayaki’ Squid Okonomiyaki

    This dish is called ‘Ikayaki’ in Japanese. It’s a Squid version of ‘Takoyaki’, that is ball-shaped Japanese savoury cake and commonly filled with cooked Octopus. However, ‘Ikayaki’ is not ball-shaped. It’s a pancake and rather looks like ‘Okonomiyaki’. It is so easy to make. I like to add plenty of Spring Onion to the batter. …

  • Curry Fish Other Seafood Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Seafood Curry

    Curry is super easy if you use Japanese Curry Roux (Sauce Mix). In Melbourne where I live, we can find S&B Golden Curry Sauce Mix, from Mild to Super Hot, at any supermarket stores and Asian grocery stores. Using those Curry Sauce Mix, this amazingly delicious ‘Seafood Curry’ is super easy to make. Makes 4 …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish Prawn & Shrimp Squid & Octopus

    Seafood Baked Rice

    Rice dishes such as this one, similar to ‘Paella’, are easy to cook in the oven because you can forget about it. For this ‘Seafood Baked Rice’, I always use Marinara (Seafood) Mix. I could have arranged the seafood pieces more artistic way. You can use better quality seafood and make it look beautiful! Makes …

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